Saudi Aramco signed a deal with Houston-based National Oilwell Varco Inc. (NOV) to form a joint venture to make onshore rigs and equipment in Saudi Arabia, according to a press release by Aramco and reported in several news outlets.
San Francisco-based Uber Technologies Inc. and Dubai-based Careem Networks FZ are in preliminary talks to combine their Middle Eastern ride-hailing services, according to reports, in a merger that would create one dominant presence in the market and avoid a potentially costly rivalry.
The Saudi Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources announced Sunday the completion of the modified mineral investment system which will "open the path for investors and the private sector to benefit from promising investment opportunities in this vital sector."
MIT Professional Education is launching a new collaboration with Al Yamamah University (YU) aimed at "promoting diversity at institutions of higher education and supporting the country’s overall development and sociocultural evolution," the prestigious university announced on its website.
A recent peer-reviewed report by the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) finds that OPEC’s spare capacity reduces oil price volatility and generates between $170 and $200 billion of annual economic benefits for the global economy.
Saudi Arabia’s state grain buyer, the Saudi Arabian Grains Organization (SAGO), said on Thursday it would start accepting applications for qualification of potential investors interested in the sale of its four mills on Aug. 26 as the push toward privatization continues.
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered protection for employees who report financial and administrative corruption, according to reports, an indication that the Kingdom is taking seriously its efforts to combat graft.
Following years of effort by Saudi officials to increase transparency in its stock market, the Kingdom won inclusion into MSCI, Inc.'s highly sought-after emerging market index, expanding the asset class by as much as $600 billion for the Kingdom.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attended the opening ceremony this week of the Kingdom's massive forthcoming entertainment city, Qiddiya, on the outskirts of Riyadh this weekend.